La Palma volcano update: Annotated latest lava flow map

Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 20:47
20:47 PM | BY: T
Latest map of lava flows and the tube system at La Palma as of Sun 17, 2021, afternoon (image: VolcanesyCienciaHoy / facebook)
Latest map of lava flows and the tube system at La Palma as of Sun 17, 2021, afternoon (image: VolcanesyCienciaHoy / facebook)
Enrique / VolcanesyCienciaHoy on facebook posted a very informative new lava flow map shown below.
Lava flow (or lobe) 9C has developed 3 arms. One of them, the one located more to the north, traveled about 450 m since yesterday's position and is likely going to reach the ocean in the course of this evening, destroying on its way banana fields. The flow destroyed the SPAR supermarket in La Laguna, but fortunately only few other structures.
As to the northern flow (10A and 10B), the flow fronts appear to have stopped. The flow arm 10C, which advanced a lot yesterday has almost stopped, advancing only a few tens of meters.
New lava outbreaks have appeared in the highest part of the flow field; the most energetic of which is shown as 10D arm.

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Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 16:59
View of the vent area at La Palma this morning (image: Canarias TV live stream)
Activity has been a bit lower today compared to previous days. Volcanic tremor remains at moderate levels with pulses of intensification now and then, but is lower than during the past days, suggesting that lava effusion also decreased a bit. ... Read all
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